Your First Visit

Assessment

Before your first appointment, we will ask you to complete a comprehensive intake form. The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history.

These questions are important because our holistic approach takes everything into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to them leaves its mark.

During your first appointment, we will review the forms you have filled out and we will discuss your situation. Then we will do a complete examination that includes blood pressure readings and muscle testing (Morphogenic Field Technique (MFT)) to see what your body has to tell me about your current condition. (See Video Below) These methods allow me to create the most individualized solution for your problem

From the assessment we will discuss a treatment plan based on your situation.

Muscle testing is painless, we will simply be pushing down on your outstretched arm to determine its strength while pressing on various acupressure points. We have little vials that we use that contain various environmental toxins, food and environmental allergens. By bringing these vials close to your body while testing your muscle strength, we can determine which might be giving you trouble. This is an iterative process and we will be explaining what we are testing and what your body is telling us throughout. Please see the video below to see how the process works for both adults and children.

Acupuncture Treatment

After reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your condition, and we may examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Oriental medicine.

The acupuncture points we choose will depend on your condition, but you can expect approximately 20 needles. Once the needles are inserted, we will leave you to lie comfortably for 15-20 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

Nutritional Therapy

Based on our discussion and the results of your muscle testing we may suggest certain herbs of nutritional supplements to help with your condition. We will explain the benefits of each as well as provide you specific dosages.  

Watch Dr. Khim Show You How Morphogenic Field Testing Works

On Children

On Adults

Learn More About MFT

The book, Bugs In My Brain, Poison On My Plate: Using M-Field Energy Signature Matching To Optimize Your Health, by Dr. Frank Springob, is en excellent resource for learning about the Morphogenic Field Technique.

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